This area is part of a flood plane that was completely submerged during hurricane Agnes in 1972. When you enter the parking area of the church, look for the flood line markers on the posts around the parking lot.
You can often find ducks, muskrats and snakes around the stream. This cache is on the church property with permission, so please be respectful.
Hurricane Agnes Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Formed: June 14, 1972 (1972-06-14)
Dissipated: June 25, 1972 (1972-06-26)
Highest winds: 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Lowest pressure: 977 mbar (hPa; 28.85 inHg)
Fatalities: 130 direct
Damage: $3 billion (1972 USD) / $15.6 billion (2010 USD)
Areas affected: Yucatán Peninsula, western Cuba, Florida Panhandle, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York
Hurricane Agnes was the first tropical storm and first hurricane of the 1972 Atlantic hurricane season. A rare June hurricane, it made landfall on the Florida Panhandle before moving northeastward and ravaging the Mid-Atlantic region as a tropical storm. The worst damage occurred along a swath from central Maryland through central Pennsylvania to the southern Finger Lakes region of New York, as illustrated by the rainfall map below. Agnes brought heavy rainfall along its path, killing 129 and causing $1.7 billion in damage, with railroad damage so extensive it contributed to the creation of Conrail. At the time, it was the most damaging hurricane ever recorded, surpassing Hurricane Betsy, and it would not be surpassed until Hurricane Frederic in 1979. Agnes was also the only Category 1 hurricane to be retired at the time, and one of 5 today (other Category ones were Cesar, Klaus, Noel, and Stan).
This is a three stage multi. All stages are within the church property boundaries.
Stage one is NOT in the greenery. Please do not trample the vegetation. You can get to it without stepping on or searching through the landscaping.